Never Cease to Persevere Doing Really Stupid, Petty, Wasteful Things
Huh/Whah?!?! Dept: Maintaining their admirable sense of priority, John Boehner and House Republicans voted to commission a new bust of Winston Churchill even though they couldn't get it together to vote to give a tax break to 160 million American workers - and, while doing so, even managed to portray themselves as the principled underdogs of the movie "Braveheart." Don't ask. It seems Boehner's still mad because Obama's White House returned a bust of Churchill, loaned to George Bush after the Sept. 11 attacks as a sign of the “special relationship” between the two countries - the swell consequences of which we all know about, except, apparently, John Boehner. Who also, we learned from watching this clip, Can't Even Speak. So. Here is our vaulted democracy in action.